An armed robbery suspect did not make it far after his alleged crime Wednesday night in Wood River. Investigators say 18-year-old David L. Hoffman of East Alton showed the clerk at CVS Pharmacy in Wood River a knife and demanded money. He allegedly fled on foot, but Wood River Police Deputy Chief Dan Bunt tells The Big Z Hoffman was caught about 2 ½ blocks from the scene.
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He was located in the area of Wood River Avenue and 2nd Street in East Alton. Bunt says the crime happened at 8:50pm, and Hoffman was in custody by 9:00. Hoffman is charged with Armed Robbery, and is jailed on $200,000 bond.